A second house moved to make way for a massive new hospital complex in Lower Mid-City is being considered for demolition after standing open to the elements for months. The city spent $35,450 to move the house, an effort to preserve part of the city’s historic housing stock.
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By Karen Gadbois, The Lens opinion writer |
It’s no longer just those fussbudget New Orleans preservationists who are concerned. A federal agency has weighed in on the treatment of old houses being moved to make way for the giant LSU/VA medical complex.
By Karen Gadbois, The Lens staff writer |
Hoffman Triangle residents thought they were getting a handle on the blight problem that has gripped their community since Hurricane Katrina. A small neighborhood wedged between Broadmoor and Central City, the Triangle went deeply under water after the levees failed. As a recovery strategy, residents formed a neighborhood association, pitched in on clean-up drives and have been working steadily to increase home ownership and rid the community of blight.